Richard Seymour, author of the recently released 'Against Austerity', examines the ideological and political mechanisms through which a politics of austerity can gain the consent not just of the elites but of the majority of the public.
As the twentieth anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda is commemorated this month, Roger Bromley reflects on the ways in which moral disengagement - the readiness to slaughter with impunity – was produced by discourses of ideological justification.
In February and March 2014, the third edition of Sierra Leone’s key human rights film festival, Opin Yu Yi (‘Open Your Eyes’) took place in Freetown, the country’s capital city. Catriona Towriss reviews.
Setting out for a walk in Yarl's Wood on a fine winter's day, Jake Stanning expected a pleasant English countryside experience. Instead, he found Yarl's Wood detention centre: a prison where vulnerable men, women and children are detained for years without trial. How is such a place possible? He asks.
In the lead-up to the premiere tonight of the fourth season of 'Game of Thrones', Tony McKenna argues for a radical political interpretation of the international hit series.
- Ideas | Austerity in the UK: The Ideology of ‘Public Opinion’
- Reflections | ‘Kwibuka’: Remembering the Genocide in Rwanda
- Arts & Culture | Review | Opin Yu Yi: Sierra Leone’s Human Rights Film Festival
- Photo Essay | This Hidden Hell: A Walk in Yarl’s Wood
- Arts & Culture | A Mirror into our World: The radical politics of ‘Game of Thrones’
- Western Sahara: It is time for MINURSO to add human rights to its mandate
- Narendra Modi and the Indian election: Why the corporates love a fascist
- In praise of Ross Longhurst: 72-year-old imprisoned for anti-austerity action
- Alain Badiou: Ontology and Structuralism
- Review | Opin Yu Yi: Sierra Leone’s Human Rights Film Festival
- Thanks Prof Roger!
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Editor's Desk, Interviews, New in Ceasefire - Dec 9, 2013 22:49 - 6 Comments
In part two of our exclusive interview, Hip-Hop artist Akala talks to Ceasefire’s Adam Cooper about Lily Allen, Mark Duggan, police impunity, slavery reparations, the banning of slang in schools and much more.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Apr 3, 2014 11:01 - Comment
On the occasion of the release of a new edition of Rudolf Rocker’s classic, ‘Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism’, Donnacha DeLong revisits some of Rocker’s most important contributions to trade union history in the UK.
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New in Ceasefire, Politics - Apr 4, 2014 21:40 - 13 Comments
With India’s general election set to begin on Monday, the BJP is widely expected to secure victory and its controversial leader, Narendra Modi, to become the country’s next prime minister. Amrit Wilson reports.
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New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Mar 31, 2014 19:34 - 13 Comments
After years of occupation and a decades-long wait for a self-determination referendum, it is time for the UN peacekeeping force in the Western Sahara, whose mandate is up for renewal this April, to add human rights monitoring to its remit, argues Khalil Asmar.
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In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Apr 2, 2014 12:01 - 1 Comment
Alain Badiou is one of the best-known French critical theorists today. In the first installment of a ten-part series on the French thinker, Andrew Robinson examines the basic underpinnings of Badiou’s philosophy, crucial for making sense of his political claims. Robinson also examines how this philosophy can be traced back to the tradition of structuralist Marxism.
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Arts & Culture, New in Ceasefire - Apr 1, 2014 15:43 - Comment
In her debut feature, “j’ai habité l’absence deux fois”, Algerian filmmaker Drifa Mezenner captures in words and images the emotional aftermath of separation and civil war. She talks to Ceasefire’s Rachida M Lamri about the absence and emptiness reverberating through the lives of Algerian youth, a story told through her own experience and that of her family.